Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:56 pm

This was one of my top Godzilla movies when i was younger, I loved Gigan an Ghidorah an when Godzilla spoke with Anguirus on monster island i thought it was the coolest thing ever. Loved the music.... Loved the ending fight where Godzilla kicked Gigan's ass an him an Anguirus skreeonked up Ghidorah.

This will always have a special place for me in the Godzilla series.

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby godzilla1996 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:52 am

Gigan is one of my favorite monsters. This movie is a lot like Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla though. Not the tone, and the music is better, but it drags on for a while, and then there is a big battle at the end. This movie also brings back King Ghidorah, and Anguiras. I think this is also Godzilla's first tag-team match. Other than the overuse of stock footage, this is a good movie.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Toho's response to accusations that their movies were little more than live-action comic books, maybe? Our protagonist is an artist/illustrator who has to battle evil orange-suit-wearing cockroaches disguised as dead humans in a Godzilla-shaped building with the help of his newfound hippie friends. Godzilla and Anguiras, once mortal enemies, now chat it up on Monster Island while Stock-Footage King Ghidorah brings along his own new buddy, the titular robot chicken with a buzzsaw belly. Excelsior! The recycled material really hampers the otherwise decent (and gory) fight, but the main appeal here is the fun cast of human characters. For some reason, the movie works even better in the bad English dub (maybe it blends well with the patchwork musical score, or maybe it's just nostalgia, as this is one of the first G-flicks that I saw).
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby GodzillavsJason » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:23 am

Ah yes. The best one of them all. Godzilla vs Gigan. It has 4 great monsters in it. The music score was great. Has my favorite suit of Godzilla in and it was just GREAT! I was blown away by this movie. This is the best Godzilla film no doubt about it.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby GodzillaDude » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:02 am

This and Godzilla vs Hedorah are two of my favorite films from the Showa era. I've only seen Godzilla vs Gigan once but I remember really liking it. And now just yesterday I bought Godzilla vs Hedorah and Godzilla vs Gigan on DVD and I am going to watch Godzilla vs Gigan this Sunday.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby GodzillavsJason » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:54 am

GodzillaDude wrote:This and Godzilla vs Hedorah are two of my favorite films from the Showa era. I've only seen Godzilla vs Gigan once but I remember really liking it. And now just yesterday I bought Godzilla vs Hedorah and Godzilla vs Gigan on DVD and I am going to watch Godzilla vs Gigan this Sunday.


Dude even if you saw it once. Your gonna like it again and want to watch again. Like i said it has tons of great things like with the four great monsters in it. So have fun watching Godzilla vs Gigan. :mrgreen:
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby godzillafan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:14 am

it my favorite godzilla movie out of the whole franchise
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby TokyoVigilante » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:27 am

Just rewatched this for the hell of it. This movie gushes energy and the final battle in the remains of Childrens Land is one of the weirdest battlefields in the franchise (Giant ceramic mushrooms? Random industrial, art deco pyramids? triple-whaa). Anguirus really shines as a character here, and Gigan is one of the greatest things to come out of the seventies (a close second to Mechagodzilla).

And regardless of the suit inconsistencies, the fight between Godzilla and King Ghidorah in this movie is wicked; the footage from Monster Zero and Gt3hM is edited together pretty tightly. Probably one of the best clashes between Godzilla and King Ghidorah ever.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby I_Am_Gigan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:50 am

Took a while to get going, but definitely one of my personal favorites. Even with the stock footage, the fight was awesome, and it was cool to see that Gigan and King Ghidorah teamed up could put Godzilla and Anguirus into a bit of a struggle at one point, and how the underdogs quickly seized the opportunity, and regained the high ground. It was a fun movie, and when I saw it as a child, it was nerve-wracking to see Godzilla get beat up pretty bad, and funny to see Gigan get chicken and try to run once Godzilla... reclaimed his place in the fight :twisted: .
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Hotrod93 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:34 pm

"Im hard skreeonk"

This line alone made me love the film.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Monsterzero 1965 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:03 pm

Hotrod93 wrote:"Im hard skreeonk"

This line alone made me love the film.

The actual line is "You're a hard skreeonk."

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Starfishman » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:02 am

One of my personal favorite Godzilla films. It gueshes with so much energy. Perhaps the best Godzilla films from the 1970's

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Goji » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:44 pm

Starfishman wrote:Perhaps the best Godzilla film from the 1970's


I love it too...but it's definitely not that good.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:08 pm

This film seems to stand out as the most beloved of the "bad" Godzilla movies.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Battra2346 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:19 pm

Tyler wrote:
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But my corns always hurt!

I don't care about your corns!
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Starfishman » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:24 pm

Tyler wrote:
Battra2346 wrote:I don't care about your corns!


But they always hurt when a monster is near!


Great when you & the monster meet be sure to tell him all about your corn problems

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby Gojira-Fan » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:31 pm

After watching the Honda films, it was sad to see the series go in this direction. The special effects weren't that great, and then they used stock footage from movies I have already seen that have better special effects; which just makes the comparison all that bad.
I didn't find the characters all that likeable either. Godzilla "talking" brings it even more down for me.
Too bad though, I like Gigan's design. Too bad all the movies he appears in are crap.
I can't blame anyone's talents, although. Well, maybe Sekizawa for re-using a same old tired formula in this script. But I am aware this was made on an extremely low budget, and Fukuda is fairly competent when given a good budget.
All of these issues bring this movie down, especially when compared to Godzilla's heyday. Also, I can find little positive in this movie. The fight wasn't even that entertaining. Ghidorah looks barely alive. And it makes me upset when they re-use the same shot like 3 or 4 times. I get it. Godzilla is throwing King Ghidorah over his back. There's no need to show it again.
I'm glad you guys can enjoy the movie though.

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby I_Am_Gigan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:13 am

I forgot all about that magnificent conversation between Godzilla and Anguirus. Puhahahahahaha :lol:
Then they proceeded to warp Godzilla's roar into... disc scratching...
Atleast the Japanese version had the talk bubbles for Godzilla and Anguirus, and kept their real roars.

And you would think Ghidorah would have seen moves like that coming ahead of time, having fought Godzilla before.
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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby 123go » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:07 pm

Man, every time I see this movie talked about it makes me wish the original version King Ghidorah Returns would have been made in its place. It would have been sweet to see Varan in action as well as watching Rodan kick Gigans butt as it was originally written.

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Re: Talkback Thread #12: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Postby I_Am_Gigan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:32 pm

123go wrote:Man, every time I see this movie talked about it makes me wish the original version King Ghidorah Returns would have been made in its place. It would have been sweet to see Varan in action as well as watching Rodan kick Gigans butt as it was originally written.


It definitely would have been interesting to see that approach, but at the same time, I was pleased with Godzilla vs Gigan. It was a fun movie, and had it's dramatic "oh my god... Godzilla is gonna lose" intensity. It felt like it was taking forever to get to that point, and if anything I wish they would have had more monster fighting than humans scurrying... but overall I wouldn't say I was or am disappointed with it.

Gigan definitely made an awesome introduction into the Godzilla Universe with this film, and gave a name for himself as a violent and brutal opponent. Gigan paired with King Ghidorah was B.A. as well, they worked extremely well together I thought.

Now to see Varan and Rodan tag team with Godzilla against Gigan and King Ghidorah would have been a sick fight nonetheless.
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